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Wideleaf October flower
Polygonella polygama
Polygonaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Description:
Medium herb with erect stems, becoming woody at the base.
Dimensions:
About 2-3 feet in height. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Habitats:
Sandhills and scrub.
Soils:
Moist to dry, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Pinkish or white.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.


 


Sarah Martin
In habitat, Seabranch Preserve State Park
George D. Gann
Sarah Martin
In habitat, Seabranch Preserve State Park
Sarah Martin
In habitat, Seabranch Preserve State Park
Sarah Martin
In habitat, Seabranch Preserve State Park
Sarah Martin
In habitat, Seabranch Preserve State Park
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton